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Stories for February 2023

  • Tuesday, February 21st 2023 - 07:41 UTC

    Brazil still looking for mudslides survivors

    “You will again have a nest to take care of your families,” Lula told evacuees in São Sebastião

    Brazilian authorities were still looking for survivors after heavy storms hit the state of São Paulo, leaving at least 40 people dead and just as many missing, in addition to over 2,500 displaced, it was reported Monday.

  • Tuesday, February 21st 2023 - 06:59 UTC

    President Fernández traveling to Antarctica, weather permitting

    Fernández and his delegation are leaving for Ushuaia late on Tuesday

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández is to visit the Marambio Base in Antarctica in a move to ratify the country's “bicontinental” stance, it was reported in Casa Rosada. Fernández's trip will be the fourth visit of an Argentine head of state to Antarctica.

  • Tuesday, February 21st 2023 - 06:48 UTC

    AMLO decrees nationalization of Mexico's lithium reserves

    Mexico's lithium is not to be exploited by Russia, nor China, nor the United States, AMLO announced

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) signed the decree whereby the country's lithium reserves belong to the federal state. “Let the nation be the owner of this strategic mineral” used in the production of batteries for electric cars, the head of state said from Sonora in the municipality of Bacadéhuachi.

  • Monday, February 20th 2023 - 10:49 UTC

    Miguel Ángel Pichetto under heavy criticism for homophobic remarks

    The sexual orientation of Lucio Dupuy's assassins coincides with that of the Women's Minister, an office that remained silent about the crime, Pichetto meant to underline but it backfired

    Argentina's Comptroller General and former Vice-Presidential candidate Miguel Ángel Pichetto is to be investigated by the National Institute Against Discrimination (Inadi) for his remarks regarding Women's Minister Ayelén Mazzina.

  • Monday, February 20th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    US Coast Guard unit arrives in Uruguay

    It is the Stone's second visit to Uruguay in as many years

    US Coast Guard Cutter USCGC Stone arrived Sunday in Uruguay as part of her South Atlantic tour to reduce illicit maritime activity and conduct joint exercises with Uruguay's Navy. The vessel's deployment seeks to develop partnerships and increase US interoperability with South American nations to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

  • Monday, February 20th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Heavy rains in northern S. Paulo leave at least 36 dead

    President Lula is to visit the area on Monday

    At least 36 people have been reported dead in the Brazilian State of São Paulo as heavy rains caused floods and mudslides. The number of fatalities is expected to rise, it was reported. A highway linking Rio de Janeiro to the port city of Santos was blocked by landslides and floodwaters. In addition to the dead, 228 people are displaced and 338 are homeless, it was reported.

  • Monday, February 20th 2023 - 10:21 UTC

    Gustavo Petro has been officially banned from entering Peruvian territory

    Petro has been officially banned from entering Peruvian territory

    Peru's one-house Congress approved late Friday by 72 votes in favor, 29 against, and 7 abstentions, the declaration of Colombian President Gustavo Petro as “persona non grata” for his statements likening the local police to Nazi troops. The decision had been endorsed Tuesday by the Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee.

  • Monday, February 20th 2023 - 10:13 UTC

    Brazil's Finance Minister to discuss climate change one-on-one

    Haddad believes Brazil can again play an important role in the current world scenario

    As he prepares to leave for Bangalore, India, this week to attend a G20 conference of economy ministers ahead of the summit of heads of government and state, Brazil's Fernando Haddad insisted that the largest South American country intends to be active again in the solution of global crises, Agencia Brasil reported. The Finance Minister also said he believed socio-environmental sustainability should be a topic in all his bilateral meetings.

  • Monday, February 20th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    STF investigations against Lula shelved

    Lewandowski found the evidence insufficient to proceed with the investigations

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Ricardo Lewandowski ordered the closing of three preliminary investigations in the extinct Lava Jato and Zelotes Operation against President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Monday, February 20th 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    Brazil has deja-vu feelings about Suriname riots

    President Chan Santokhi Sunday called on his fellow citizens to return to work

    The Brazilian government of President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Siva condemned during the weekend Friday's events in Paramaribo, Suriname, where scores of rioters stormed the Congress building in an episode that somehow echoed the Jan. 8 events in Brasilia.